DEBBYS WOMP WORLD
Buena Park Raceway
Debby's Womp World
Amendments to Stock Rules
1. In addition to the Parma Death Star motor we will make legal the Proslot - PS-2002 motor.
2. We will allow bracing of the Parma steel womp chassis in the following way: a peice of .062 piano wire can be soldered along the upright at each corner. This peice of piano wire can be no longer than 1 5/8".
3. In addition to the Parma Womp cone shapped front wheels or the legend wide front wheels you my also use the BPR Womp Fronts for your front wheels.
4. We will change the minmum cleareance at the back to chassis to .050 the former cleareance was .062.
5. We will allow the motor to be soldered to the motor bracket replacing stripped screws. Solder only to the chassis bracket. No soldering on the sides of the motor.
We had just a small group of guys make it out for our Friday night Womp racing here at BPR with just 7 guys. It was decided to run with 4 on and the other 3 as corner marshals consisting of 14 heats. The starting 4 got underway and it was Paul who jumped out to an early lead as he had 41 laps on red putting him 3 laps ahead of Scott in 2nd place. Scott was able to get a lap back from Paul during the 2nd heat as he had 42 laps on white while Paul and Jim both had 41 laps. Paul would run 2 more heats before he had to sit out and he was already up to 161 laps at the end of the 4th heat. The 5th heat came to end as Jim would now corner marshal as he was up to 159 laps just 2 back of Paul. Pepper joined the race during the 2nd and got off to a great start and when it came his turn to sit out he was up to 164 laps at the end of the 7th heat. Paul would return in the 8th and picked up right where he left off turning 40 laps on blue and followed that up with 39 on purple during the 9th. The 10th heat would be Paul’s worst heat as he was down on the hardest lane and had 37 laps. His final heat came in the 11th as he finished his night with 41 laps on yellow bringing his total to 318 laps. Jim would also finish his night strong with 41 laps on yellow as he finished just 1 lap back of Paul at 317 laps. Pepper returned in the 11th and also picked up where he left off as he had 42 laps on blue then had 39 laps on purple in the 12th. Pepper went on to have 38 laps in the 13th down on black as he now needed 35 laps to tie Paul in 1st place. Well Pepper did better than that as he finished the race with 41 laps on yellow leaving him 6 laps ahead of Paul at 324 laps. With that being said the final for this week’s Womp main came out like this; Pepper, Paul, Jim, Scott, Tim, Steve, and Tim W. Thank you everyone who made it out and we’ll see you next week. Happy mother day to Debbie Watterson and all the other mothers out there, we appreciate you all.
Friday night again and this Friday it is time for Toothbrush motored 1/32 cars. A light turnout tonight means we are going to run the outside four lanes and the then inside four lanes. We welcomed Kyle out of retirement; it had been more than a year since he raced with us. Jim and Mel jumped out to an early lead. With this format, it is hard to measure exactly where the competitors were in line with each other but half way through Jim lead Mel by about a lap and a half even though Mel was a little faster. Tim B held a lead of about six laps over Scott and seven over Paul who was using a Mel backup car. Kyle was showing exceptional rust after the long layoff. Tim B was running fast this night but was coming off just a few too many time to challenge at the top. Here we are with one heat to go. Tim has finished with 351 and Scott has finished with 346. Mel is about one lap ahead of Jim 325 to 324. Paul is starting this last heat with 300 even. Well after a minute, Jim had made up the lap and was pulling away with made Mel press even harder. Due to the lane differential, he just could not find the speed he needed. He did find Kyle a few times. The results were like this: Jim led Mel by a lap and a half and Tim was 20 behind Jim, Scott was five behind Tim and four ahead of Paul. Kyle was another thirty laps behind Paul.
Friday night, that means it is time for racing on the Kingleman. This was the 4th Friday of the month so it was Womp night. Steve is still on babysitting sabbatical. Pepper still has a girlfriend, Kenny was working on his hard body enduro car and Tyler is being Tyler. So we had six and then Mel noticed a guy watching and offered Jason a chance to race with us and then there was 7. We raced four on and three off consisting of 14 heats. In this format, it is hard to tell just how you are doing against the other racers. Mel had four good cars to choose from and Jim should have borrowed Tyler’s car, as it was more stable than his racecar. Paul’s car was fast this week and Scott’s car was good. The first heat Mel got out to a small lead by being involved in less contact than the other three. It was one and done for Mel so he was out of the second heat. Jim’s car was chattering and it continued all night, so he was not going to challenge Mel, but was there somebody who wanted 2nd place? Paul came in for the second heat and was running well as he turned 42 laps in heat 5 and on this night that was as good it got. For some reason the laps were just a little off. Scott was hanging in there just under the radar turning some 40’s and 41 is piling up the laps with Tim B running some quick laps. Tim W was having trouble keeping his car in the slot. The new guy Jason was only a couple of laps back each hit, it was not his first time doing this. So going into the last heat it seemed Mel had it in the bag. Paul had already posted a 317 and Jim was 38 laps away from there. Normally, that would be no problem but Jim’s car was still chattering and jumping out where it should not have. As the time ran out Jim was sitting on the same piece of real estate that Paul ended on, in a real close decision Paul got second behind Mel and then Jim, Scott, Tim B, Tim W, and Jason.
We had a total of 8 racers here for our Friday night Womp racing here at BPR. Only 8 racers this week as some of the regulars were occupied elsewhere. We are going to miss Steve as he puts in his stint at babysitting. Even though the fields were small this week had some of the most competitive and exciting racing ever held on the Kingleman. Both races were extremely close but in different ways. One race featured a great come back from the absolute back and one race had 2 guys fighting for every lap every heat. First up is the “B” main and within the 1st heat we saw just how fast Tim was. Kenny was steady and they were tied at the top with 43 laps. Phil had never drove these cars before and Tyler was spectacular turning quick times on red but flying off too many times to pile up laps. After heat 2 Kenny had found speed enough to put a lap on Tim and Tyler dropped another lap behind his uncle Phil and 8 8 behind the leader. Heat 3 saw Kenny pullout 2 more laps on Tim and Tyler started to show his speed advantage as he was more than a tenth faster than anyone of the rest. Tyler passed his uncle and closed to 7 back of Kenny. Heat 4 had Kenny having a very rough time on black only turning 39 laps and dropping out of the lead. So we have Tim with 2 laps on Kenny, 6 on Phil, and 7 on Tyler who had dropped to the back again. Heat 5, the start of the 2nd half. At the front not much happened as Tim remained 2 laps up on Kenny. At the back Tyler pulled up even with Phil 9 laps back of the leader and Tyler was done with the last of the challenging lanes. Could he turn the speed he had been showing into a comeback? Tyler would do just that and came away a 2nd place finish as it came down to the very last heat. Both Tim and Tyler finished with 342 laps with Kenny 3 laps back at 339 and Phil missing the podium with 325 laps. Tim would be our 1st place finisher with Tyler as our very close 2nd place finisher and Kenny in 3rd. Can the “A”s even come close to that kind of excitement? Fire them up guys.
First heat of the “A”s had a number of wrecks early. None involved Mel or Jim but they had to wait for cars to be cleared from in front of them. Jim ran really well but Mel managed to squeak out a lap lead taking advantage of green being a faster lane than red. Paul was a little bit of a surprise that he didn’t do a few more laps on orange, Scott was cruising around in the low 4’s turning 40 laps just 7 off the pace Mel was setting. Heat 2 was pretty much a standoff between Mel and Jim. They turned identical fast laps and identical number of laps. Scott was able to pickup his pace a little and turn 442 laps but still dropped to 5 laps behind Paul and 12 laps off the lead. Heat 3 saw Jim get his lap back from Mel and Scott get a lap back from Paul. Once again Mel and Jim had identical fast laps. So its Mel and Jim with 141, Paul at 130, and Scott at 126. Heat 4 with Mel on black and Jim on purple and Mel had a faster best lap but laps were equal at 46. Paul had 45 and lost a lap to the other 3 racers. So Jim and Mel are still tied and Scott is within 3 of Paul. With Jim down on black Mel pulled out with 1 lap lead in heat 5 and Scott gave 1 back to Paul. For heat 6 Mel is on what seems to be the fastest lane so Mel took advantage of being on the quick lane and turned a best lap of 3.569. he also turned the most laps of the race so far just making it over the lap counter for 49 laps. Down on yellow Jim turned identical 3.569 and only lost one lap to Mel’s 49. While Scott was on black he lost another 2 laps to Paul to go 6 down from a place on the podium. Starting heat 7 Mel had the biggest lead he had experienced, about 1 ¾ laps but Jim was on the fast orange lane. Could Jim make good use of it? Well he set a new track record for these type of cars 3.507 and turned a record tying 49 laps, making up a little over a lap on Mel. Scott picked up 4 laps as Paul suffered on black. So going into the last heat Mel had a little more than a half lap lead on Jim but was finishing on red which is the slowest lane. In the final heat it took Jim 10 laps to catch Mel but ultimately in the Jim would pass Mel and come away with a 1 lap win over Mel with 377 to 376 laps. The final for the “A” main played out like this; Jim, Mel, Paul, and Scott. Both Jim and Mel set new records and it was definitely an eventful night of racing here at BPR this Friday.